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The big parade [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; King Vidor's production of ; story by Laurence Stallings ; scenario by Harry Behn ; titles by Joseph W. Farnham ; a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; directed by King Vidor.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center DVD 6791 37684001089446 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (151 min.) : DVD video, silent, black and white with tinted sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Standard version.
  • Distributor: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1925.
"In a format preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition"--Container.
Special features: Audio commentary by historian Jeffrey Vance with director King Vidor; Vintage short 1925 studio tour; Theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Orchestra under the direction of Oscar Radin ; settings by Cedric Gibbons and James Basevi ; wardrobe designed by Ethel P. Chaffin ; photography by John Arnold ; film editor, Hugh Wynn ; music, Carl Davis (1988 score).
Participant or Performer Note:
John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell, Claire Adams, Robert Ober, Tom O'Brien, Karl Dane, Rosita Marstini.
Summary, etc.:
The highest-grossing silent film of all time, as well as the first realistic war drama, tells the harrowing story of a young man's (John Gilbert) front-line experiences in World War I. The film fiercely captures the heroism of the ordinary foot soldier struggling to survive, and how James' determination to return to the village girl he loves faces the ultimate test.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated. CHV rating: G.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; fullscreen presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0.
Language Note:
Silent with intertitles in English and optional French subtitles. English SDH option erroneously offered on menu.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 > Drama.
Infantry > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Genre: War films.
Silent films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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